Blogging is fun not only because it gives you an opportunity to express yourself freely, but also because it helps you connect with the fellow users. In this article, I will tell you about 3 plug-ins that will not only allow you connect with like-minded people on the Internet but will also help promote your WordPress blog.
No matter which social networking site your visitor use to broadcast the article he or she finds interesting, Sociable is going to help him. This is the best social media plugin for WordPress blogs. It has in-built support for 99 social bookmarking sites, and it is highly customizable. You can add, remove, and arrange various social networking buttons, in other words, you can control where which button will appear in the list that will typically appear at the bottom of every post once this plug-in is installed.
Twitter is amazing, and we all know that. We also know that no discussion on social media will be complete without talking about Twitter, and no discussion on social media plugin is complete if Tweet This is not mentioned.
Tweet This is the best twitter plugin for your WordPress that allows you to tweet your new posts. It can also be configured to tweet scheduled posts. To shorten the URL of the post, this plugin uses your favorite URL shorting service, which you can customize using your personal API for tracking. The new version of plugin also has support for Plurk, Delicious, Digg, Yahoo Buzz, Ping.fm, Reddit, Facebook, MySpace, and StumbleUpon.
The WordPress Bar
What happens when a visitor clicks on the external link on your blog? He or she breaks all the connections and goes away to another website, but an external link is important, so this is kind of inevitable, isn’t it?
Well, there is a way out, and The WordPress Bar shows you that. Have you seen a Digg bar? The WordPress Bar functions similarly like a digg bar. A visitor remains connected to your blog through The WordPress Bar, even when he or she clicks on an external link. The bar performs many more functions. You need to check this out to know exactly what all it does.